Jun 23, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Elementary Education (P-5), B.A.

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The elementary education (P-5) program leads to the Bachelor of Arts. The advising process is particularly crucial for teacher education students. Students wishing to enroll in the elementary education program must follow the admission guidelines for teacher education programs outlined by the College of Education and Human Services. It is suggested that freshmen or other interested students declare a pre-major in elementary education. This procedure will result in assignment to a teacher education advisor familiar with the current curricular and admission requirements and with any impending changes that may occur prior to the student’s admission semester. Upon successful completion of this program, the graduate will qualify for an institutional recommendation for a Kentucky Provisional Certificate for teaching in the elementary grades (P-5).

You should also know: At the time of graduation, all students in teacher education programs must meet the following requirements:
Overall GPA of 2.75.
Pedagogy (EDU and EDS courses) GPA of 2.75.
Content course GPA of 2.75.
NKU coursework GPA of 2.75.
Minimum grade of C (not C-) in all education (EDS / EDU) courses.

Four-Year Plan: Click here  to view the Four-Year Plan for this specific program. To find out more about Four-Year Plans, visit the Policies and Procedures  page.

♦  Indicates prerequisite.

These prerequisites are not included in the program totals in the table below, but they must be completed IN ADDITION TO other program requirements.

Degree Requirements (101 credits)

Elementary Education with Special Education

Students pursuing an elementary education major may also choose to concurrently complete a second major in special education. For courses leading to certification in special education, refer to the Bachelor of Arts with a major in special education program description.


*These courses fulfill general education requirements in Individual and Society, Oral Communication, Mathematics and Statistics, and Natural Science.

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